RELATIVITY / RELATIONSHIPS
Your second project is to create work that shows awareness of and places emphasis on the relationships between multiple components. This means that the work should consist of multiple components that when viewed together and situated in some particular way, have a relationship that enhances the value of the individual parts. The multiple components in proximity to one another create dialogue. Feel free to use anything you learned or any materials you used from Project 1 (in fact, if you don’t know where to start, this could be a good jumping off point). I will be keeping up with your initial preparedness, so please be aware of the due dates below. Materials are due by the 16th, so be aware of that now in case you it takes you extra time to acquire what you need.
Due dates to keep us on track:
Have read ‘Actions to Relate to Oneself’ by artist Richard Serra. It is a list of verbs. Think of them in the context of sculpture. Ways to interact with one’s work.
Bring in at least 6 objects larger than your hand. Think about variety or homogeneity in material, color, size, shape, etc. Also could be useful to bring writing/drawing implements, tape, scissors, crafty stuff.
Wednesday 10/11: Ideas due. Anything to help me understand what you’re thinking about so I can give you useful feedback on both the idea and technical execution of the work. Sketches, writing, images.
Monday 10/16: Materials due. At this point everyone should have materials to work with. This counts towards class preparedness.
11/6: Critique group B
11/8: Critique group A
Some starter prompts:
- What is it that you are interested in making? Perhaps you are interested in a certain material or idea. Start with that on one side and the parameters on the other and work towards each other (I will talk more about this in class).
- Think about pairings and how quantity changes how we view things. How does a simple thing change when there are 10 of them? 10 black corvettes in a circle. How about a brand new black corvette covered in rust next to a 1980's economy Civic with a slick black gloss paint job. Contrast? What does the contrast do for us? Sometimes the simplest shift in an otherwise ordinary pairing can make us question the relationship and fill in the gaps with our own narrative.
- While this isn't exactly a multiples assignment in that I am not asking you to build a structure out of a thousand toothpicks, you are certainly welcome to do so, as long as that sculpture is one component paired with at least one other to create a 'dialogue'
- When you appropriate objects or imagery that carry 'meaning' (more like cultural connotations or symbolism) think about if that 'meaning' is truly coming across in that object and what you do with it. A foam rose is different from a wilted rose is different from a paper rose or a picture of a rose.
NO IMAGES JUST YET. THINK ABOUT THE PROJECT AND WE'LL LOOK AT IMAGES ON MONDAY IN CLASS. WILL POST THOSE IMAGES HERE AFTER MONDAY'S CLASS.